Nazzarena Franco CEO DHL Express Italy

The new CEO of DHL Express Italy is to be Nazzarena Franco, who also joins the European Management Board of DHL Express.

Commenting on the appointment Nazzarena said: “It is a great honour to be appointed CEO for a leading company like DHL Express Italy… our vision is “Connecting People, Improving Lives”; many different stories lie in each single shipment we take care of, while connecting our Customers all over the world.”

In her role, Franco is to focus on supporting business development through creating sustainable policies and the environment. She also has a €400 million investment plan to develop operations and infrastructure across Italian territory.

Her predecessor Alberto Nobis is now the CEO of DHL Express Europe. At the Italian posting he had been in the role for five years, leading it to be the main player in Italy in the International express air courier industry.

Franco is a Graduate of Economics and Finance,  has a Post-Graduate Master Degree in Executive Finance, and in the last five years she served as Head of Strategy, Planning and Investor Relations for Aeroporto G. Marconi di Bologna S.p.A., the company handling operations at Bologna Airport. In this role she drove key business decisions including the expansion of the airport and its business, with 40% volume growth and Ebitda doubling.


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